Family

We all need a safe place - incourage.me

I can still pick her up. She is tall and willowy and almost nine. But I can still carry her. And that’s why I’m here. To carry her. She keeps […]

Unexpected Limitations - Ann Voskamp - incourage.me

In the middle of a stiff winter wind, she asks to go to the beach. That’s where she says she wants to celebrate the turning of her calendar year. To […]

the mundane and the magnificent - incourage.me

Day By Day

Jan 20, 2015 by

As the calendar page flipped, I’ve spent my time trying to organize my thoughts, re-arrange my schedule, and simplify my time. My moments haven’t been filled with many immediate high […]

Amber Haines - incourage.me

It’s 5 days until Christmas, and we are knee-deep in the bustle, gathered up with the Haines family to wear Christmas pajamas, to eat until we want to die, and […]

The magic of Christmas - incourage.me

Go Back

Dec 19, 2014 by

It was a simple question, and one I doubt he expected would cause me to burst into tears. I’ll admit it surprised me too. “Ang, what do you want for […]

Expect Jesus - Sarah Markley - incourage.me

Two years ago we spent Christmas with my sister-in-law and family in England. Then we spent the New Year holiday in Northern Ireland with some friends. We explored the countryside, […]

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Smooshed together in the back of the Guatemalan jeep, our four teens peered out the window, eyeing the edge of the cliff. I watched as our thirteen-year-old daughter clutched her […]

Ann Voskamp - Life Turns Lovely - incourage.me

Why it happened right then, when she turned toward the stack of dishes on the counters, the squash peeling and apple cores and crusted pots, she had no idea. No […]